Religious and spiritual poem influenced as described in these words from its introduction on "Peter Menkin blog", posted there by the aspiring poet Peter Menkin: I am reading Evelyn Underhill's thoughts for Lent titled, "Lent With Evelyn Underhill," edited by G.P. Mellick Belshaw, a Morehouse book. She writes of Faith in the reading for today, Friday:
"The fruits of the Spirit get less and less showy as we go on. Faithfulness means continuing quietly with the job we have been given, in the situation where we have been placed; not yielding to the restless desire for change. It means tending the lamp quietly for God without wondering how much longer it has got to go on..."
Simple, direct in its form and style, the poem speaks of the soul. These words end the work:
Spark, star of day
burning bright, sign of wonder--
the soul groans this day.